Restoration Drawings

A revised perspective view from Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn of the Court and Palace Greens, dated September 1928. From The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
A revised perspective view from Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn of the Court and Palace Greens, dated September 1928. From The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
From the Boston firm of Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn, a sketch of the proposed restoration of the Court and Palace Green area of Williamsburg, with Bruton Parish Church to the left and the Ludwell Paradise House to the far right on Duke of Gloucester Street. From The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
From the Boston firm of Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn, a sketch of the proposed restoration of the Court and Palace Green area of Williamsburg, with Bruton Parish Church to the left and the Ludwell Paradise House to the far right on Duke of Gloucester Street. From The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
A 1927 sketch of the town of Williamsburg, from Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn, with the College of William & Mary, right, on the west side. From The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
A 1927 sketch of the town of Williamsburg, from Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn, with the College of William & Mary, right, on the west side. From The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Williamsburg is an extraordinary, conscientious and expensive exercise in historical playacting in which real and imitation treasures and modern copies are carelessly confused in everyone’s mind. Partly because it is so well done, the end effect has been to devalue authenticity and denigrate the genuine heritage of less picturesque periods to which an era and a people gave life.

Ada Louise Huxtable, 1965.

Curator: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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